Occupy protest follows 123rd annual Rose Parade (AP)

In this Dec. 29, 2011 photo, Occupy activists test a giant octopus made with plastic bags in Pasadena, Calif. Activists with the Occupy movement, which protests perceived corporate greed and growing economic inequality, are planning to turn out en masse, on Jan. 2,  at the annual Rose Parade accompanied by their own floats of sorts. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)AP – The 2012 Tournament of Roses brought its flowery floats and strutting bands to a worldwide audience Monday under clear blue skies, and in its wake came a scruffier parade — thousands of anti-Wall Street protesters.